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DeLeon ISD’s Nicky Don and Rowdy Wilkerson work to finish the Head Start building at DeLeon Elementary School in time for the first day of school. Other upgrades this summer included a remodel of the kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms and bathrooms, and a remodel of the offices at Perkins Middle School. School starts in DeLeon on Monday, Aug. 25. According to DeLeon ISD Superintendent Dana Marable, DeLeon’s student population will increase this year, reversing the trend of the previous decade.

Meet the Teacher and the Bearcats this Thursday

DeLeon Elementary School will host a “Meet the Teacher” night on Thursday, Aug. 21. The annual Meet the Bearcats event will take place this Thursday, Aug. 21, at Bearcat Field at 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. curfew is in effect

By JON AWBREY Publisher The DeLeon City Council met in a called meeting Wednesday night to approve the second reading of a curfew ordinance that places a 7-day-a-week 9 p.m. curfew on minors under the age of 17.

Water rates likely headed for a 4.3 percent increase

On Wednesday, it was reported at a called meeting of the DeLeon City Council that the Upper Leon River Municipal Water District (ULRMWD) had informed area municipalities that a 4.3 percent increase in water rates was anticipated to be approved later this month.

Sheriff’s Office warns of new scam hitting county

By JEFF LAMBERT County Sheriff In our modern and fast paced life, some of us have grown accustomed to using the internet for an easy, convenient, and profitable way of disposing of our goods of all kinds. You can place an item for sale and not only attract your local market but have your goods seen by millions of possible buyers. This can be a good thing, but it can also be a curse. Be careful.